Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ridgeway FES bottle matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop. Satisfyingly foreign. You might even imagine the glow of the peat fire?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3619) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
500ml bottle. Aroma id roasted malt, coffee, and very sweet licorice. Flavour is sweet. Reminds me of a very sweet rum cake. Its bready, and full bodied. Very smooth palate, clean roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
bottle. it has a dark brown color with a medium head. the aroma is roasty with slight coffee notes. it is quite carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2026) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle: PDA Festival: Dark red/brown colour, with nice head. Aroma of caramel, dust, grassy, raiains, dark chocolate. Flavor is almost the same, medium body, thin to medium finish. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2007
Bottled. PDA-festival. Dark brown colour. Menthol and chocolate in aroma. Caramelly, chocolatey flavour profile with notes of menthol, yet very light. Medium bodied, with average mouthfeel. Bit dry in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle. maple/black pour with thin tan head. rasion, chocolate, peppery, alcohol, hoppy aroma. light and sweet with dark fruits. thin bodied. disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours black, with a small, creamy light tan head. Smells of mild roast, creamy chocolate, and dark malts. Get some dark fruits in there too. The flavor is medium-bodied, good dose of creamy chocolate, some dark fruit, and a larger malt presence. The roast really isnt hat noticeable in the in the flavor, but it seems to be pretty balanced. Has kind of a nutty flavor in the aftertaste, which turns into chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan micro head quickly subsides to skim surface. Sour chocolate aromas. Thin with front to back roasted chocolate, caramel and espresso. Lasting bittersweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6710) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2007
scura buona schiumam pittuosto persistente aromi piuttosto intensi note di legno porto tostato in bocca morbida poco frizzante una nota di porto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
A good stout, with coco and a bit of coffee, and not over-the-top. Nicely drinkable. Dark brown, sweet with bitterness there. Nice.

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